February 15, 2007  


If Democrats Cut off Funding for Iraq Mission; They Bear Responsibility for Results to Troops, Iraq, Middle East




WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, today released the following statement in response to Congressman Jack Murtha’s (D-PA), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, plan to cut funding for the mission in Iraq.

“As a former Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and as someone who fully supports funding our mission in Iraq when we have troops in harm’s way, I think Mr. Murtha’s plan to set conditions on how the military can conduct the war will put our service men and women’s lives at risk.

“The American people demanded we change course in Iraq in order to turn the situation around. That doesn’t mean cutting off funding for our troops and undermining the mission, which would spiral the Middle East into chaos.

“If Democrats support this proposal, they will be actively undermining our efforts to turn the situation around in Iraq. They will also bear responsibility for the catastrophic results that occur in Iraq, to our troops and to the region.”